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Congratulations Jocelyn Barnes, Miss UNA 2016!  

Jocelyn Barnes was crowned as the 42nd Miss UNA.  Taking place on  Miss UNA's Super Star Stage, 18 young women  contended for the title of Miss UNA 2016 in 5 stages of competition including interview, on-stage question, lifestyle and fitness, talent, and evening wear.  Special entertainment included the Miss UNA Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Lloyd Jones, Miss UNA Rachel Wammack, radio personality Fletch Brown, and the 2016 contestants.  

1st Runner Up: Victoria Roose

2nd Runner Up: Mary Katherine Holloway

3rd Runner Up: Harper Canaday

Talent Winner: Candice Short & Margo King

Swimsuit Winner: Whitney Rivers

Miss Congeniality: Jovonne Baker

Outstanding Service: Whitney Brown

People's Choice: Candice Short

Jocelyn Barnes will represent the University of North Alabama this year at the Miss Alabama Pageant in June.  She will be one of fifty young women from across the state that compete for the chance to wear the Miss Alabama crown.  Each year, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Nights, are reserved for the preliminary stages of competition. 

The contestants are divided into three groups, and all perform different stages in the competition each night. The 10 contestants with the highest scores after the preliminary nights will compete in the finals on Saturday night where Miss Alabama will be crowned. For tickets and more information about the Miss Alabama Pageant, go to







Of course none of this would be possible without generous sponsorship from the community.  The Miss UNA Pageant is thankful for Creative Jewelers for providing Production Finances title Sponsorship and the beloved, Miss UNA Ring.  Butler Studio provides the official Miss UNA Head Shots, and Miss UNA's pictures with Leo and Una used for various university publications.  And Miss UNA is especially thankful to ME SPA for providing extensive pampering throughout her reign.  All our sponsors are especially important to the pageant and include:  Burch and Hatfield, Kaleidoscope Florist, Rosie's Cantina, Proms N' Promises, Steve Flowers, Courthouse Racquet Club, Salon MOD, NO'ALA, Tan City, Goodman's Sports, Linda Young Music Studio, All-Starz Dance Academy, Follett University Bookstore, and Alabama Music.  

 2016 Contestants


         Whitney Brown                  Victoria Roose             Haley Gilbertson             Lauren Blue


             Candice Short             Mary K. Holloway             Christa Brown                  Whitney Rivers


                 Jovonné Baker                Sarah Myrick               Alyssa Baldwin                 Tia Nall


                Jocelyn Barnes                         Hope Plowman                       Chloe Blanton                Harper Brooke Canaday


            Alexandria Beckman                     Margo King